The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Wednesday has strongly refuted media reports that suggest it has decided to part ways with head coach Mickey Arthur and chief selector Inzamam-ul-Haq after the World Cup.
“The Pakistan team management led by Manager Talat Ali strongly refutes the baseless allegations levelled against head coach Mickey Arthur on his supposed ‘angry behaviour,'” a press release issued by the board said.
The statement further read, “At a time when the entire country and the Pakistan cricket fans are getting behind the national side, the release and subsequent publication of a factious story, such as this one, seems to be an attempt to derail the Pakistan cricket team’s campaign in the ICC Cricket World Cup by creating unnecessary disturbance in camp.”
“The PCB has fully backed and supported the chief selector, coach and player support personnel, and will continue to do so at the upcoming tournament. The PCB further clarifies that there has been no discussion or decision on the future management of the Pakistan cricket team, which will only be reviewed following the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019,” PCB said.
The ICC Cricket World Cup is set to begin from tomorrow in the United Kingdom, Pakistan will play their first match on Friday.